Aurora, CO Uses Weed Tax to Help the Homeless

Aurora, CO Uses Weed Tax to Help the Homeless

 Website: http://www.therooster.com/blog/completely-unexpected-colorado-city-using-its-weed-tax-money-help-homeless  Date Obtained: 5/28/16

Website: http://www.therooster.com/blog/completely-unexpected-colorado-city-using-its-weed-tax-money-help-homeless

Date Obtained: 5/28/16

Aurora Colorado is using the $1.5 million in tax revenue from recreational marijuana to fund programs that support homeless people. The City Council voted to use that money from the city’s budget to support services like the Colfax Community Network, which provides for families who live in motels. The state of Colorado is also using marijuana legalization for the public good by committing the first $40 million of marijuana tax revenue to public school construction.

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